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Guest Post – Thank Your Skin with Hyaluronic Acid!

If you have been applying layers of powder just to correct your skin’s excess shine, you’re committing a serious mistake. You see, applying powder won’t just make you look cakey, but it can also cause closed comedones (read: acne) and zits. And that’s the last thing you want to happen, right?

Listen, if you want to get a more even and radiant finish, your makeup products aren’t the only things you have to be concerned about. Prepping your skin matters, too. And to tell you the truth, a properly prepped skin can make a huge difference in the coverage and longevity of your makeup.

Now, you’re probably wondering: How do I prep my skin?. One of the best things you can do is exfoliate your skin. Getting rid of dead skin cells can make your skin more even, allowing you to apply your makeup easier.

Another tip is to make sure your skin is moisturized. Look for ingredients that have hyaluronic acid as it has a really potent hydrating property. It can provide a long-lasting moisture so your skin stays plump and smooth even after you apply your makeup.

And you know what else?. Hyaluronic acid isn’t just great for moisturizing the skin. It also has the ability to fight signs of skin aging. By locking in moisture, it can prevent the skin from sagging. It can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles so you won’t have to layer too much foundation on your skin just to hide them.

With its ability to strengthen the skin’s barrier, regular use of skin care products with hyaluronic acid can increase your skin’s protection against UV rays, too. With so many benefits, this is one of the best ingredients you can use on your skin.

Still not convinced?

Here’s an infographic about hyaluronic acid you might want to check out :

Hyaluronic Acid

About the Author :

Hannah

Hannah Do is the founder of Thank Your Skin, a beauty blog dedicated to providing honest skin care advice and information. She aspires to help her readers achieve their most beautiful skin by sharing personal tips learned through both years of experience and thorough research. Click here to check out her latest article.

Thanks to Hannah for sharing this amazing infographic and article with my readers ♡

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Naz ♥

Five Ways to Combat Slow Metabolism!

You’ve likely heard all types of health banter around metabolism, “Oh she is so fit, her metabolism must be really high,” or “Watch out, your metabolism slows down as you age.” There are many misconceptions about metabolism, what exactly it is and what it means for your weight and health. Clearing up the confusion can put you on the right track to recognizing and tackling a slow metabolism the right way.

What is Metabolism?

When you eat and drink, your body breaks down what you consume, delivering minerals, vitamins, and nutrients to vital organs, and converting calories into energy. That process of converting what you consume into energy is called metabolism. Powered by hormones produced by your thyroid and adrenal glands, the metabolic process that takes place in your body can be affected by everything from your lifestyle and diet to genetics, age, gender, underlying medical issues, and your environment.

How Can I Tell If My Metabolism Is Slowing Down?

Many people are quick to blame a “slow metabolism” for their weight gain, but it is not common for metabolism alone to pack on the pounds. Diet and exercise are still the key factors to healthy weight management when other underlying medical issues are not present.

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When you intake the same amount of food regularly, but your metabolism slows down, your body is slower to convert calories into energy. This means less nutrients are reaching your blood system and therefore your organs, muscles, and brain, and more fat is being stored. Slow metabolism symptoms include chronic fatigue, sugar cravings, hair loss, headaches and trouble concentrating, dry or cracked skin, often feeling cold even in warm temperatures, difficulty losing weight, and general muscle weakness.

Recognizing a comprehensive presence of multiple symptoms definitely warrants a trip to the doctor to have a conversation about what you are experiencing and whether testing should be done to check your thyroid and adrenal glands.

How Can I Boost My Metabolism?

The good news? Activity, diet, and smart thinking can naturally help boost your metabolism and your overall health.

● Contrary to presumption, eating regular meals or smaller meals throughout the day can boost your metabolism. If you significantly cut your diet and go without eating for extended periods of time, your body will naturally slow the metabolic processes because it is aiming to conserve as much energy as possible.

● Getting enough sleep and staying hydrated are also important factors in boosting metabolism, helping you stay alert, active, and warm which cues your body’s metabolic process to keep burning calories.

● Ditch processed foods and meals with high sugar content (women should aim for eating around 24g of sugar per day) – they disrupt your body’s natural blood sugar regulation and slow down metabolic functioning.

● Get out and exercise! Incorporate light weight lifting into your cardio workout – muscle burns calories faster than fat, and regular exercise gets your body into a new routine of expending energy and building muscle.

● Limit caffeine and alcohol intake as both can affect your appetite, sleep, and calorie to energy conversion.

Convinced your metabolism is slowing down? Taking small, manageable steps to whip it back into shape starts with you. Start a new tradition of eating a protein-rich breakfast each morning, taking a brisk 20 minute walk every day, and working on getting to bed a littler earlier each night. Small changes can make a big difference, naturally!.

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Naz ♥

Note: This is a sponsored post and I am being compensated for publishing it.

Get your closet organized!

The following is a guest post.

Are you afraid of approaching your closet to find a jungle inside? Do you have overstuffed clothes plus twisted shirts in their hangers? Is it difficult to find what you are going to wear for a day? Why not get to the root of a problem and solve it?

The first secret to have an organized wardrobe is to have appropriate and well-sized closets and shoe racks. No matter how you economically folded your tops and sweaters (may it be twice- or thrice-fold) it won’t do unless you have closets big enough to provide space to all of your clothing articles.

Normally, we have two sets of closets and one shoe rack, but as we hit puberty and realized that treating that t-shirt as a uniform by wearing it once a week is a big no-no, we started going to department stores and purchase as much clothes as our allowances and savings would allow. Few years after, we would get more conscious about our appearance and then learn how to follow fashion trends. It would then become our style renaissance as proven by our impulsive buying of flared jeans, elephant pants, peplum skirts, and ruffled blouses. Sooner, we would acquire too much clothes that they can’t fit to our childhood closets. Of course, same thing goes with shoes.

Closets are not inexpensive furniture to have and if you are on a tight budget, you won’t easily part with your hard-earned cash and buy that Mariah Carey-inspired drawer. Instead, you would give this action a lot of consideration first before deciding that it is worth buying a new furniture.

My favorite online furniture shop, Fabrooms, offers good quality and affordable pieces. The shop boasts its wide range of sofas, tables, closets, living textiles, and even garden tools. I have dreamed of owning at least two from their collection and this post inspired me to share some of its closets and shoe racks designs. Take a look.

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As I digress, I realized that Fabrooms pieces have those characteristics that we must look for in a closet. We can try buying some of its items and be assured that not only we would have a well-designed closet, but sturdy and insect-free ones, too. Not to mention elegant and stylish. Plus, we won’t be throwing money away as we can be assured that we can use the product for years to come. What do you think?

Been suffering from closet space lately? Share with us how you are trying to solve it!

Author Bio: Monica, the author of this blog post, is an all-rounder when it comes to blogging and is a complete lover of fashion and books. Click here to visit her blog, Impressions of a Princess and see if you love her other posts there. She does international clothing giveaways too and have one that is currently going on until Jul 1st.